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Unread 03-01-2014, 11:20 PM   #1
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Hey I'm looking for a first car and I really like the saturn ion coupes, but I've read that they have a lot of problems. So my question is will I spend more time fixing the car rather than driving it? Thanks for the help!

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I have not heard any good things about Saturns from their owners. My last customer had her engine seize, low mileage, always serviced.

First car should a know good brand, like Toyota or Honda. And then you still need to research what are the best model, every company has made lemons.
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I have not heard any good things about Saturns from their owners. My last customer had her engine seize, low mileage, always serviced.

First car should a know good brand, like Toyota or Honda. And then you still need to research what are the best model, every company has made lemons.
I've been hearing a lot of mixed reviews about it mostly about it not starting in cold weather. I was looking for a car you don't see everyday, although I should probably get something more reliable for a first car. Thanks for the help, I appreciate it!

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I have not heard any good things about Saturns from their owners. My last customer had her engine seize, low mileage, always serviced.

First car should a know good brand, like Toyota or Honda. And then you still need to research what are the best model, every company has made lemons.
Wo wo wo lol don't group all saturns into that. The s series saturns were pretty good cars ment to compete with foreign companies like Honda and Toyota. All three saturns I've had (all s series). Had over 200k on them and were still running strong. As long as you kept up with your 3k oil changes that 1.9 would run forever.
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That being said... How new are you looking and what's your budget? Anything in particular you are looking for? Mpg, sporty, speed, or what?
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Wo wo wo lol don't group all saturns into that. The s series saturns were pretty good cars ment to compete with foreign companies like Honda and Toyota. All three saturns I've had (all s series). Had over 200k on them and were still running strong. As long as you kept up with your 3k oil changes that 1.9 would run forever.
To be fair judging by your fleet, your definition of a "good car" means it is cheap and drives.

They're okay, they do nothing great and nothing badly. Just a typical 90s tin can econobox.
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To be fair judging by your fleet, your definition of a "good car" means it is cheap and drives.

They're okay, they do nothing great and nothing badly. Just a typical 90s tin can econobox.
I don't consider an early nineties car that can get close to 40 mpg ok. I think that's pretty damn good. And when you judge a car for quality do you do it at 20k miles or do you see if that little motor can push it to 200k miles? I have had that saturn for almost a year now. Just sold it to my buddy and he loves it. The only work I have had to do to it is the rack. In it's time it had never left me stranded and never not started.

Now when I look for a car of course price is important. Isn't it to everybody?

My definition of a good car is that it is cost effective to drive and reliable, as I drive 100 miles and day and my job doesn't like tardies. Saturn meets both those criteria. Before I got that saturn, me and my wife went into a Chevy dealer an we're looking into a cruze. Payments would've been well over $300 a month plus insurance which I'm sure would've been over $100 a month. Yeah we could've afforded it and yeah it got better mpg than the taurus but an extra $400 every month? Hell no. So I found a saturn for the low one time payment of $600. And about $40 a month on insurance. Sure I may get funny looks when I drive it to work and park next to everybody else's 2010-2014 cars, But if they say anything I get to look at them and say "what's your monthly payment? Oh wow! I could buy one of these every two months for that!"

What other American car can you say this about?
Gets close to and sometimes over 40mpg, dependable, and cost effective. So yes I do love my saturns.

Sorry if I got a little defensive.
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That being said... How new are you looking and what's your budget? Anything in particular you are looking for? Mpg, sporty, speed, or what?
I don't really mind how old or new it is as long as it runs good and as for budget my maximum is six grand. I'm looking for something fun to drive with decent mileage, I don't really mind the looks but a sporty look is a plus.

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